About CPSE

CPSE Programs

Agency Accreditation

The Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) helps fire and emergency service agencies around the world achieve organizational and professional excellence through its strategic self-assessment model and accreditation process. These tools promote continuous quality improvement and enhance service delivery to local communities. Learn more!

Professional Credentialing

Through the Chief Fire Officer (CFO), Chief EMS Officer (CEMSO), Fire Marshal (FM), Chief Training Officer (CTO) and Fire Officer (FO) professional designation programs, the Commission on Professional Credentialing (CPC) offers emergency services personnel guidance for career planning and development and recognizes lifelong career excellence and achievement. Designation demonstrates that an individual has developed a strategy for continued career improvement and development. Learn more!

Succession planning and the development of leaders is one of the greatest challenges the fire service faces. In response, CPC has implemented a Chief Officer Mentoring Program. The program develops a cadre of professional trained mentors and is designed to match tenured, experienced mentors with protégés (less experienced chiefs and chief officers). Learn more!

Technical Advisor Program

The Technical Advisor Program (TAP) provides coaching, guidance, and facilitation for the self- assessment process and/or internal programs for organizations working to increase and measure their improvements. Learn more!

Fire Sprinkler Accreditation

To address the problem of fires in single-family residential structures, CPSE developed the Residential Fire Sprinkler Contractor Accreditation Program (ReFSCAP) in cooperation with the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA), the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) and the International Code Council (ICC). Accreditation identifies credible policies, procedures, training and business practices to assure homeowners and regulators that single-family, residential systems are installed properly. Learn more!